Anyone remember Clayton Matchee?

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    Saw this on the news today, I forgot all about him.

    Court martial rules Matchee unfit for trial
    CTV.ca News Staff

    A judge has ruled there is enough evidence to try the former airborne soldier charged in the torture and murder of a Somali teenager more than a decade ago.

    It appears unlikely, however, that 38-year-old Clayton Matchee will ever stand trial.

    In a ruling Tuesday, a military judge said that, although there is enough evidence to prosecute the case, Matchee is not fit to face the proceedings.

    Matchee was part of a contingent of elite Canadian soldiers deployed on a peacekeeping mission to Somalia in 1993.

    In March of that year, 16-year-old Shidane Arone was found dead on the Canadian base. Graphic pictures showed Matchee brutalizing the Somali teen.



    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1095805005347_91214205/?hub=TopStories
     
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    There are very few places in the world that don't like Canadians, and because of those sickos, Somalia is one of them.
     
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    A nice example of why the mental condition of an individual shouldn't be a consideration during their trial for a capital offense. Though you probably don't have capital punishment in Canada do you?

    Well, every society has their 'sickos', you've got that demented fellow, we've the guards at Abu Ghraib, but the measure of a society is how they deal with their 'sickos'.

    Though I can well imagine him being treated in a similar fashion under similar conditions in this country, that man should be shot.
     

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